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  1.    02 Mar 2016 #1
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    Blinking Cursor line before Windows starts


    Hey guys, I installed an extra HDD, but after that every time I boot up I have this black screen with blinking cursor line for ages before Windows start. I actually counted how many times it blinks lol.....178 times.

    I checked in the bios settings to see if it is set to start with the correct HDD, and it is. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  2.    03 Mar 2016 #2
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    If you remove the HDD, does the problem go away?
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  3.    03 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    If you remove the HDD, does the problem go away?
    I'm not sure, will try that later on. Thanks for the reply. I will let you know.
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  4.    05 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    If you remove the HDD, does the problem go away?
    I just removed the HDD, and yes then the problem goes away. What can I do?
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  5.    05 Mar 2016 #5
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    You can try repairing the boot sector with Start-up repair if you have made the system repair disk(now called recovery drive): Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery

    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Or better, if you have Macrium Reflect installed use the bootable USB and repair from that(it works much much better and reliably)
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  6.    05 Mar 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
    I just removed the HDD, and yes then the problem goes away. What can I do?
    Thanks. I am downloading Macrium Reflect now. Never used it before, but will give it a shot. I will let you know on the results.
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  7.    05 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    You can try repairing the boot sector with Start-up repair if you have made the system repair disk(now called recovery drive): Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery

    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Or better, if you have Macrium Reflect installed use the bootable USB and repair from that(it works much much better and reliably)
    I repaired the boot sector with Macrium Reflect, but it made no difference however.
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  8.    06 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
    I repaired the boot sector with Macrium Reflect, but it made no difference however.
    Are both disk's partitioned the same? I mean are both GPT(not one GPT + one MBR) to make use of UEFI?
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  9.    06 Mar 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Are both disk's partitioned the same? I mean are both GPT(not one GPT + one MBR) to make use of UEFI?
    Disk management looks like this.....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
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  10.    06 Mar 2016 #10
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    Right click (on both) the Disk #(example Disk 0) open properties, volumes tab:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot (46).png 
Views:	6 
Size:	1.28 MB 
ID:	67974

    and it will show you your partitioning type:
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Views:	29 
Size:	13.8 KB 
ID:	67976

    Both disks should be the same type.
    ***notice the disk numbers in both shots***
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 001.png 
Views:	28 
Size:	14.0 KB 
ID:	67977
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